Lentil and Couscous Salad

35 mins (prep 10, cooking 25)
13 ingredients
8 servings
This is great for a picnic or barbecue. Use the indigo lentils that they sell in bulk containers at Wild Oats, Whole Foods type markets if you can find them. Recipe was originally in the Boston Globe many years ago but I've changed it a bit over the years.

Categories:  <-60-mins , salad , side-dish , pasta,-rice-and-grains , seasonal , brunch , southwest-asia-(middle-east) , time-to-make , asian , lentil , vegan , beans , summer , vegetarian ,
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Serving Size (239.21 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 284.73 Calories from Fat 116.01
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.89g 158.62%
Saturated Fat 1.88g 75.01%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.59mg 1.58%
Sodium 107.72mg 35.91%
Total Carbohydrate 33.51g 89.37%
Dietary Fiber 9.28 g 297.02%
Sugars 1.16 g %
Protein 9.34g 149.48%
Vitamin A 333.42IU% Vitamin C 5.01mg%
Calcium 38.58mg% Iron 3.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh parsley, salt and pepper